Contest Application is CLOSED
This year’s entry form is closed but we are happy to announce that our Journalism Awards Contest will continue to be held annually. Save the date for next year’s contest–entries will be accepted starting January 2024.
The Sacramento Press Club is proud to host our 3rd Annual Journalism Awards Contest, honoring the best work centered on state politics and policy in California. The deadline to have submitted your entry was February 6, 2023, at 5 p.m. Finalists will be announced in mid March 2023 and winners will be announced at our third annual Journalism Awards Reception on March 29, 2023. Sign up for our email distribution list to receive updates on contest deadlines and upcoming events.
Journalists around the state are qualified to enter the contest, provided their work centers on state politics and policy. While we are a Sacramento-based club, we encourage and hope to see entries from journalists throughout the state. Acceptable entries could, for example, explore the effects of state policy on a city or region, or examine a regional issue that’s drawing attention in the Capitol.
We will be accepting entries of work published in 2022. The entries can span journalistic mediums — text, audio, photo, video, television, and radio — except where noted otherwise. You may submit multiple times for different categories. Work completed in any language can be submitted, provided the entrant provides an English-language translation. The exception is for our Spanish-language journalism category, which will be judged by Spanish speakers.
Entries cost $20 for SPC members and $25 for nonmembers. If you enter for multiple categories, you will be charged the cost of entry per category. If the entry fee poses a financial hardship, please contact SPC about covering your entry fee at email@example.com.
The awards will be judged by a panel of retired and former California journalists with experience across a variety of media. If you’re interested in judging a category of the contest, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year’s contest included the following categories: